The Art of Aromatherapy | An introduction to Addition Studio

If you have visited Suukha you know each service begins with a scented ritual. Here we take our time to ground and set the tone for your journey to self care. Our ritual is supported by Aromatherapy principles, bringing a sense of calm and ease to your emotional wellbeing.

Aromatherapy uses essential oils and aromatic compounds derived from plants to enhance a person's physical, emotional, and mental well-being. It's a holistic healing treatment that has been around for centuries and is used in various cultures around the world.

Essential oils are highly concentrated plant extracts obtained through processes like distillation or cold pressing. These oils capture the natural fragrance, or "essence," of the plant and contain compounds believed to have therapeutic properties. Different oils are thought to have different effects on the body and mind.

Here are some ways aromatherapy is used:

  1. Inhalation: The most common method involves inhaling the aroma of essential oils. This can be done through diffusers, steam inhalation, or by adding a few drops to a bowl of hot water. Inhalation is believed to affect the limbic system, the part of the brain that plays a role in emotions, behaviour, and memory.

  2. Topical Application: Essential oils can be diluted in carrier oils and applied to the skin through massages, baths, or compresses. When absorbed through the skin, they may have localised effects and also be absorbed into the bloodstream.

  3. Aromatherapy Massage: This involves combining massage techniques with the use of essential oils. The oils are diluted in a carrier oil and applied to the skin during the massage. This method aims to provide both the benefits of touch therapy and the aromatic effects of the oils.

Aromatherapy is believed to offer various benefits, including stress reduction, relaxation, improved sleep, mood enhancement, pain relief, and boosting overall well-being. Different essential oils have distinct properties; for example:

  • Lavender is often used for relaxation and stress relief.
  • Peppermint is believed to help with headaches and improve focus.
  • Tea tree oil is used for its antimicrobial properties.
  • Eucalyptus is known for its decongestant and invigorating effects.
At Suukha we are passionate about partnering with conscious businesses and Australian brands that share our values around natural ingredients and sustainability. This year we introduce you to Addition Studio, Established in Australia (2010), Addition Studio is a conscious company that envisions a life where refined design, a healthy lifestyle and a clear mind come together seamlessly. You will find their Australian made essential oil range sitting pretty on our shelves, experience the full benefits of their aromatherapy blends with our Suukha Studio welcome ritual.